ELKHART COUNTY -- Slick roads and icy conditions caused numerous accidents on the U.S. 20 bypass in Elkhart County Wednesday morning. As a result, a number of drivers were stuck in their cars for hours as emergency crews worked to clear up the scene.
They didn’t seem that bad, but they are really bad,” said Peggy Binkley of Bristol.
That was the feeling of a number of drivers who were on the bypass early Wednesday morning. There were about half-dozen slide-offs and accidents between U.S. 33 and State Road 19 with cars and trucks.
“The roadways, as the precipitation was falling, were freezing pretty quick,” said Patrolman Jeremy Shotts with Elkhart County Police. “A lot of cars didn’t expect it to freeze that fast and as they came along, cars started to slide, as they hit the brakes they started sliding into each other and we had multiple crashes here.”